The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Blue Coat products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Blue Coat over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Blue Coat Systems, Inc.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Blue Coat
Rank 338 329 371
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +42
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 65 66 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.29% 0.29% 0.11%
As % of the Vendors category 0.66% 0.66% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 43 13
Average daily rate
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£425 £438 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £325 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £345
% change year-on-year
- +15.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 - -
Blue Coat
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Vendors Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
9887 9951 9935
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.61% 43.98% 45.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 6465 6509 6240
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 253 206 296
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £21.34
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.09 £14.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £30.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

Blue Coat
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Blue Coat across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Blue Coat Jobs Demand Trend in London

Blue Coat
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Blue Coat across the London region.

Blue Coat Daily Rate Trend in London

Blue Coat
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Blue Coat across the London region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Blue Coat Daily Rate Histogram in London

Blue Coat
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Blue Coat across the London region.

Blue Coat Hourly Rate Trend in London

Blue Coat
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Blue Coat within the London region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -8 12 £525 +31.25% 6
Docklands, London -2 1 £550 +15.78%
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England

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing Blue Coat also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Blue Coat.

1 141 (88.13%) Cisco
2 139 (86.88%) Firewall
3 133 (83.13%) CheckPoint
4 87 (54.38%) Cisco Certification
5 79 (49.38%) Juniper
6 72 (45.00%) F5
7 65 (40.63%) Cisco ASA
8 61 (38.13%) CCNP
9 60 (37.50%) Cisco Nexus
10 52 (32.50%) OSPF
11 51 (31.88%) Network Security
12 49 (30.63%) Finance
13 47 (29.38%) BGP
14 44 (27.50%) WAN
14 44 (27.50%) DNS
15 41 (25.63%) VPN
16 39 (24.38%) LAN
17 37 (23.13%) Wireless
18 36 (22.50%) ProxySG
19 30 (18.75%) CCSE
19 30 (18.75%) BIG-IP
19 30 (18.75%) Cisco IOS
19 30 (18.75%) DHCP
19 30 (18.75%) SSL
20 29 (18.13%) Load Balancing
21 28 (17.50%) Infoblox
21 28 (17.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
22 27 (16.88%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
23 25 (15.63%) Citrix
24 24 (15.00%) TCP/IP

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing Blue Coat also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Blue Coat. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (2.50%) SharePoint
1 4 (2.50%) Lync
2 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (0.63%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1 (0.63%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.88%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.63%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.50%) IaaS
1 4 (2.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 139 (86.88%) Firewall
2 65 (40.63%) Cisco ASA
3 60 (37.50%) Cisco Nexus
4 52 (32.50%) OSPF
5 51 (31.88%) Network Security
6 47 (29.38%) BGP
7 44 (27.50%) WAN
7 44 (27.50%) DNS
8 41 (25.63%) VPN
9 39 (24.38%) LAN
10 37 (23.13%) Wireless
11 30 (18.75%) BIG-IP
11 30 (18.75%) Cisco IOS
11 30 (18.75%) DHCP
11 30 (18.75%) SSL
12 28 (17.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 27 (16.88%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 24 (15.00%) TCP/IP
15 23 (14.38%) NetScaler
16 20 (12.50%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.50%) EDRMS
2 3 (1.88%) MySQL
3 1 (0.63%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Metasploit
General
1 49 (30.63%) Finance
2 21 (13.13%) Banking
3 19 (11.88%) Telecoms
4 9 (5.63%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.88%) Retail
5 3 (1.88%) Spanish Language
6 2 (1.25%) Electronics
6 2 (1.25%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.25%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.25%) Marketing
7 1 (0.63%) Publishing
7 1 (0.63%) Legal
Job Titles
1 77 (48.13%) Network Engineer
2 26 (16.25%) Security Engineer
3 20 (12.50%) Network Security Engineer
4 18 (11.25%) Analyst
5 17 (10.63%) Consultant
6 15 (9.38%) Senior Network Engineer
7 12 (7.50%) Security Specialist
7 12 (7.50%) Network Specialist
7 12 (7.50%) Network Security Specialist
8 11 (6.88%) Architect
8 11 (6.88%) Support Engineer
9 9 (5.63%) Network Support
9 9 (5.63%) Network Architect
9 9 (5.63%) Service Desk Analyst
9 9 (5.63%) Network Support Engineer
9 9 (5.63%) Infrastructure Architect
9 9 (5.63%) Senior Analyst
9 9 (5.63%) Network Consultant
9 9 (5.63%) Service Analyst
10 8 (5.00%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.13%) Middleware
2 2 (1.25%) Web Services
3 1 (0.63%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.25%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (6.88%) Fat Client
2 11 (6.88%) Thin Client
3 7 (4.38%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (2.50%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.50%) PKI
5 3 (1.88%) Open Source
5 3 (1.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (1.25%) DTV
6 2 (1.25%) Hedge funds
6 2 (1.25%) IVR
7 1 (0.63%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.63%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.63%) Clustering
7 1 (0.63%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 21 (13.13%) Linux
2 18 (11.25%) Windows
3 10 (6.25%) UNIX
4 8 (5.00%) Solaris
5 7 (4.38%) Oracle Linux
6 5 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.63%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.63%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (18.13%) Load Balancing
2 23 (14.38%) E-Commerce
3 17 (10.63%) Migration
4 14 (8.75%) Low Latency
5 9 (5.63%) Time Management
5 9 (5.63%) Kalman Filter
5 9 (5.63%) Mentoring
6 8 (5.00%) SIEM
6 8 (5.00%) ITIL
6 8 (5.00%) Network Architecture
6 8 (5.00%) Network Management
6 8 (5.00%) Network Design
7 6 (3.75%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (3.75%) Information Security
8 5 (3.13%) Investment Management
8 5 (3.13%) Line Management
9 4 (2.50%) Network Monitoring
9 4 (2.50%) Project Management
9 4 (2.50%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (1.88%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (5.63%) C
2 3 (1.88%) Python
2 3 (1.88%) PHP
3 1 (0.63%) SQL
3 1 (0.63%) Perl
Qualifications
1 87 (54.38%) Cisco Certification
2 61 (38.13%) CCNP
3 30 (18.75%) CCSE
4 23 (14.38%) CCIE
5 11 (6.88%) CCNA
6 7 (4.38%) CISSP
7 5 (3.13%) CCSP
8 4 (2.50%) CISM
8 4 (2.50%) Avaya Certification
9 2 (1.25%) CCSA
9 2 (1.25%) SC Cleared
9 2 (1.25%) Security Cleared
9 2 (1.25%) JNCIS
9 2 (1.25%) Degree
10 1 (0.63%) CISMP
10 1 (0.63%) JNCIA
10 1 (0.63%) CEH
10 1 (0.63%) HP ASE
10 1 (0.63%) HP MASE
10 1 (0.63%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (2.50%) GPG13
2 4 (2.50%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.88%) QA
3 3 (1.88%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (22.50%) ProxySG
2 23 (14.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (6.25%) XenServer
4 9 (5.63%) Snort
5 5 (3.13%) Active Directory
5 5 (3.13%) UAG
6 4 (2.50%) Forefront TMG
6 4 (2.50%) Squid
7 1 (0.63%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.63%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (4.38%) BladeLogic
1 7 (4.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 7 (4.38%) Control-M
2 6 (3.75%) Cisco CUCM
3 5 (3.13%) SCCM
3 5 (3.13%) DatAdvantage
3 5 (3.13%) Cisco Prime
4 4 (2.50%) AirWatch
4 4 (2.50%) FortiGate
5 3 (1.88%) Cacti
5 3 (1.88%) Nagios
5 3 (1.88%) CiscoWorks
5 3 (1.88%) CA Spectrum
6 2 (1.25%) NetCrunch
7 1 (0.63%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.63%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 141 (88.13%) Cisco
2 133 (83.13%) CheckPoint
3 79 (49.38%) Juniper
4 72 (45.00%) F5
5 28 (17.50%) Infoblox
6 25 (15.63%) Citrix
7 24 (15.00%) VMware
8 23 (14.38%) Nokia
9 22 (13.75%) HP
10 18 (11.25%) Nortel
11 17 (10.63%) Sourcefire
11 17 (10.63%) Fortinet
12 16 (10.00%) Avaya
13 15 (9.38%) McAfee
14 14 (8.75%) Remedy
15 13 (8.13%) SolarWinds
16 12 (7.50%) Imperva
17 11 (6.88%) Websense
17 11 (6.88%) Symantec
18 10 (6.25%) CA
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